In a message dated 5/15/2004 9:36:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronda McAllen) writes:
In 1813 Bavaria passed a law that required, among other things, that each
Jewish community had to maintain a list of all legally permitted Jewish
families who lived in that community. It was called the Matrikel. Is
anyone familiar with the Matrikel and if so, do they still exist today?
==You will find all, or at least most, of the Bavarian Matrikels at the
Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People, in Jerusalem. It's a vast
treasure trove, especially for German Jewish records, many of them the original
two century old Jewish community records or near-contemporary transcripts >from
the official (Christian) archives.
Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com